Saturday, October 2, 2010

Where the hell have I been??

Well it's about freaking time!

Where have you all been??

Oh's me that's been gone.

So where the hell have I been you ask?  Or maybe you don't.  Maybe it's just me wondering where the hell I've been.  I do that alot.

Either way, I'm here to tell you.

Working.  Working is where I've been.  Working at my 8 to 5, Monday through Friday, not particularly exciting regular job.  And I must say that I actually like it.

I DO miss being home, and making my own schedule, and doing what I want with my time during the day, like blogging, or making comics on toondo housework.  But I like having a regular paycheck and I like the variety of my tasks at work - everything from bookkeeping to writing newsletter and website content - and it's a nice switch to actually accessorize every day.

I think I'm actually burning more calories too.  Not that  I'm particularly active at work, but let's face it - getting dressed and out the door just naturally expends more energy than sitting in front of my computer in my pajamas.

The down side is that I'm just tired when I get home.  I spend all day in front of the computer at work and by the time I get home I just want to chat with my brother or my kids, or play with my doggies, or watch T.V. with hubby.

But I do miss blogging and reading everyone's posts.  I'm trying to find some sort of balance with it all, but it's hard.  Does anyone else think it's hard?  Or is it just me?

I'm going to shoot for two posts a week.  One regular post and if Post-It Note Tuesday is still around, that's my second.  This counts as one, by the way.

Other than getting used to my job, nothing really has changed in my life since my last post.  So, really, you didn't miss much in the month or so I've been away.  Didn't miss much at all.  And just in case you were fretting about what you might have missed, here's a little summary of the things that haven't changed:

  1. I still drink cheap wine.  I'm going to have a tee-shirt made that says "I DRINK WINE THAT'S $2.99."  It has a nice ring to it, don't you think?  Even rhymes.  Matter of fact, I was in the Wal-Mart superstore yesterday buying a 2 3 4 bottles of it and I happened to get a checker that was under 21.  So she says to me, "Ummm, can you put all your wine at the end of your order because I have to have someone 21 ring it up."  ALL your wine.  She couldn't just say "your wine", she had to point out the excessive quantity by saying "ALL your wine."  She may as well have announced, "CAN SOMEONE RING UP THE LUSH IN THE I DRINK WINE THAT'S $2.99 TEE-SHIRT, PLEASE!" 
  2. My brother still cooks delicious dinners every night, which is even more appreciated now that I'm working.  I know.  Go ahead, you can say it. You know you want to.  Here, I'll do it for you........BEE-ATCH!  Yup, I'm a spoiled bee-atch with a personal chef, I admit it. 
  3. I still need to lose 20 pounds.  Reference #2 above.
  4. I still wake up hubby in the middle of night, spouting ridiculous riddles like, "Do you see the turquoise clipboards?!" (I kid you not, this happened a few nights ago), or insisting that he search the bed for spiders.  Surprisingly, we're still married.   
So see?  You really didn't miss much.  I however, am a bit depressed that my life is so predictable, but whatever.  I'm stocked up on wine. For the night.  (Kidding...really.)

I have missed reading your posts and I might not be able to read every day, but I'll try to read a couple times a week at least.  Please don't hate me.

Oh, and I'm thinking I should change my blog background.  It's time to switch it up a bit.

Till next time, y'all - Cheers!


Tree said...

Hey girl...good to see you!! Believe it or not, I was just here on your blog a few days ago, but noticed your last post was in August. So, I figured you forgot about us! Ha ha Oh well..I've been MIA on and off lately too...and I start back to work on Monday. UGH! Glad you're liking your job though, and hope to see a post here and there from you! Missed ya!

Lori said...

Thanks Tree! No, never forgotten!

"Cottage By The Sea" said...

Glad you like your job and how awesome is that you have your own personal chef!

Savira Gupta said...

Welcome back. Good to see you here. As for me I am in India... Things have changed on my end!!!
Take care

Unknown said...

You notice she didn't say "chat with hubby"? Dubya Tee Eff, Redhead?? What is it? You can tell me. Is it because of my rants? I thought you liked my rants - they're well constructed, grammatically correct, relevant, and usually under 14 minutes!

I guess I'll just go somewhere else and rant to myself... even though it's *sniff* not as fun that way.

Diminishing Lucy said...

I did miss much.

I am slightly spooked as I was only thinking today I missed your blog. And here you are.

Glad it is all working out though......

Unknown said...

Awww, you have blogged!! I miss you muchly :) I'm gald you're liking work. I imagine it must be hard to find a balance.... we'll all be here, whenever you get time to pop in xoxox

Joann Mannix said...

It is so hard, this blogging thing. I have yet to figure it out and probably will never be able to. I drink wine that's 2.99, I love it!

I have a tee that reads "Friends don't let friends drink white zinfandel."

I would have had ALL that wine, too.

The Me Within said...

I just love your honesty and strength! You are such an inspiration. I am so proud of you!

I hope your doing well! I miss talkin with you. Looks like life is doing well for you. Hey I gave you another award. Stop by and pick it up when you get a chance.

Miss talkin to ya!
Shannon - The Me Within

Vikki said...

Hilarious! I want one of those t-shirts! Yesterday the 12-year-old grocery clerk loudly announced that if I added one more bottle to "all that wine," I'd get a bulk rate. What the hell...I ran and got one. Keep the laughs!